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Walk-off HR by Kody Clemens keeps Texas Longhorns baseball alive in Big 12 Tourney

The 'Horns will now have a chance to earn a berth in Sunday's championship game.

Kody Clemens
Kody Clemens
Big 12 Conference

Head coach Augie Garrido and Texas Longhorns baseball are closing in on another incredible run in the Big 12 Tournament, as the 'Horns stayed alive on Saturday afternoon courtesy of a walk-off home run by third baseman Kody Clemens to provide the decisive margin in a 2-1 victory over the TCU Horned Frogs in Oklahoma City.

It was the first walk-off win for Texas since May 21 last year at the Big 12 Tournament that featured a similar incredible run to earn a postseason berth.

Clemens was the hero in the game, as a diving stop earlier saved a run to afford the late opportunity for the win.

Texas had more opportunities, out-hitting TCU 10-6, but squandered a big chance in the eight inning when a leadoff double by Bret Boswell didn't lead to a run. On the day, the 'Horns were only 2-of-9 with runners in scoring position.

However, another Boswell double earlier in the game resulted in a fifth-inning run when Clemens advanced him to third and second baseman Jake McKenzie singled up the middle for other Texas run to respond to a first-inning run by TCU.

Chase Shugart picked up the win by pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning in relief of Travis Duke (2.0 innings, three strikeouts) and Connor Mayes (6.0 innings, six strikeouts).

TCU and Texas will face off again at 4:30 p.m. CT on FOX College Sports to earn a chance to play West Virginia on Sunday for the Big 12 title.